It just doesn't seem to turn on! What can be done?
My dryer ran for a few rotations,then made a thump noise then stopped. if i press the start button and hold it the house lights dim a little.
Disable the "control locked"
If the dryer doesn't start or make any noise: 1) Be sure it is plugged in and turned on. If necessary, check the receptacle it's plugged into for power, using a working lamp, appliance, or voltage tester. Be aware that most electric dryers don?t plug into standard 120-volt receptacles?they operate on 240 volts. Make sure the door is closed completely, the timer is advanced to the proper position, and the correct cycle is selected. 2) If the receptacle is dead, check the circuit breaker or fuse that serves that circuit. 3) Unplug the dryer and check the power cord and the terminal block. If necessary, replace the cord. 4) Open the door and check the door switch. Press and release it: it should click each time. If it doesn't, it's probably broken. If you're experienced at home repair, you can remove the switch, test it, and replace it if needed; otherwise, call an appliance repair service. 5) If the dryer still doesn't work, a thermal fuse or other electrical or electronic parts may be faulty. Call a service person.
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